Exclusive: Alvaro Quiros Q&A
He loves James Bond and he’s cheering Liverpool on in the title race. Check out Golf365’s Q&A with rising star Alvaro Quiros.
He hasn’t even seen the course on television but the debut of Spain’s Alvaro Quiros is already one of the most hotly anticipated aspects of this year’s Masters.
In truth he has viewed some of the course but only a little footage of the 15th, 16th and 18th holes gleaned from a DVD celebrating the career of his hero Severiano Ballesteros.
He may have almost no knowledge of the frightening contours of Augusta but he does possess the powerful long game that is widely assumed to be essential for success around the course.
In fact his long game is so dymanic it has been astonishing the PGA Tour in 2009.
“I can’t imagine hitting it that far,” Kenny Perry said at last month’s Transitions Championship. “Everybody in the locker room (is talking about him) … that’s the buzz. When you hear the guys talking about it in the locker room, something’s up.”
Will MacKenzie found himself next to Quiros on the range and was dazzled.
“It was sick. I said to myself ‘think I’ll just work on the ol’ wedge game today’. If he has a short game, we’re all in trouble.”
If he wants to do well at Augusta, Quiros will, of course need his short game to be in red hot shape but three wins from just 47 starts on the European and PGA Tours suggests that there is an awful lot more to the Andalucian than smashing the ball off the tee.
And ahead of his first trip up Magnolia Drive, the happy-go-lucky Quiros took time out to chat with Golf365 and reveal a few of his favourite things.
Favourite food: Spanish ham!
Favourite TV show: House
Favourite film: Any of James Bond, 007
What’s on your iPod?: All type of music, pop, dance, etc..
Do you follow the English Premier League and, if so, do you have a favourite team/player?: Liverpool and Fernando Torres.
Favourite golf course: Valderrama
Favourite golf course designer: No one
Event you’d most like to win you haven’t won yet: Augusta
Which major is your game best suited to? Masters!
Best round ever played? 60, in Biarritz Cup.
Worst round ever played? I have a lot for this one! In particular, 81 at St Andrews.
Did you see the clips of Barack Obama playing golf on YouTube? Has he got potential? I didn’t see it.
Name a player to watch in 2009: Tiger Woods
Favourite club in the bag: Driver
Best friend in golf: I have different ones, Gonzalo Fernandez Castaño, Alejandro Cañizares, Rafael Cabrera.
Dream fourball: Three friends to enjoy!!
The 7 most popular golf brands in 2023 according to Google search data
These seven brands draw loads of online attention from golfers.
Five of the best putters for high handicappers to keep their scores down
What putters should high-handicappers use?
WATCH: Tiger Woods’ best shots at the Hero World Challenge as legend returns
Tiger Woods has done some incredible things at the Hero World Challenge.
What’s in the bag for Tiger Woods on his PGA Tour return?
Tiger Woods bag for the Hero World Challenge is one drawing a great deal of interest.
Can you name every player to have won a golf major since 2000?
Can you name every single male golfer to win a Major in the 21st century?
9 outstanding pieces of Sam Snead advice for every golfer to follow
Sam Snead’s wisdom rings true.
The ten golf balls that fly longest in robot testing
The longest balls available to golfers commercially have been revealed in new research.
The best public courses in North Carolina featuring 3 of the Pinehurst 9
The best public courses in North Carolina.
Here are 3 things you can do to combat wayward trailing elbow position
These three drills will help get your elbow in place to drive your club through the ball efficiently.
What was is Cameron Smith’s bag for the Australian PGA?
What’s in Cam Smith’s bag?